Re: RARA-AVIS: Two by Ed Lacy

Date: 01 Apr 2004


Re your comments below:

> MOMENT [OF UNTRUTH] is about PI Touie Moore, an
> African-American protagonist
> whose case takes him from NYC to Mexico City. The
> semi-zany
> plot and breezy writing style remined me of Richard
> S. Prather.
> An enjoyable read.

I hadn't thought of the Prather comparison when I read MOMENT, but it's apt. My favorite (so far) Shell Scott, PATTERN FOR PANIC (Prather's version of ONE LONELY NIGHT), is also set in Mexico as are some of the short stories.

I found MOMENT enjoyable, but quite a let-down after its Edgar-winning predecessor, ROOM TO SWING, which introduced Touie.


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